Classics (and Not So)

Thoughts on Fiction and non-Fiction

The popular and not so popular, but lots of good books nonetheless. Keep scrolling to explore. When content is added in a category, clicking on a picture will take you to that page.

World Literature

Sorry, no original language stuff here—it’s all in translation.

American Literature

Playing catch up on the literary scene since 1776—because wouldn’t anything before this be considered Brit Lit?—or maybe Western Brit Lit?

British Literature

The Victorians were the best, but there’s good stuff before and after.

Ancient Literature

Oldies but goodies.


Some thoughts and arguments and summaries.


Sorry, you’re not going to find a lot here. I tend to not write about these as much.

How much do you read exactly?


Since 2010


This Year





The Best Book I’ve Read So Far This Year

The current number one hit. Can you hear that in Casey Kasem’s voice?

Some quotes:

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Though shall not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind.

You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. This power struggle permeates the training, educating, and disciplining of the orthodox community. Because of this pressure, the leaders of such a community inevitably must face that ultimate internal question: to succumb to complete opportunism as the price of maintaining their rule, or risk sacrificing themselves for the sake of the orthodox ethic.

“REAL” and “Stacks” photo: Images by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

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